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The True Loves Make Another Great "First Impression” (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle soul-funk band return with the second single off their forthcoming full-length Sunday Afternoon, out May 28th via Color Red.


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Anxiety Courses Through LIV†'s Flowers in the Void

What's going on in the world was inescapable in the woefully undervalued Seattle artist's mind while writing her latest EP. Martin Douglas explains.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #4

The newest installment of Martin Douglas' short fiction series features anxiety, therapy, and more excessive cannabis intake inspired by songs from Blake Anthony and SassyBlack.


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Tomo Nakayama Finds Community Through the Airwaves on New Single “With The Radio On” (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle songwriter returns with a new synth-pop single celebrating finding community on the radio.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview With Crane City's Gary Campbell

Martin Douglas speaks to the Seattle hip-hop historian about his label Crane City Music, his 2020 concert film NEWCOMER, growing up in Wayne Gretzky's hometown, and much more.


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Mirrorgloss Explore the Nature of Judging Oneself as a Reaction to the Success of Others on "Wonder" (KEXP Premiere)

The rising Tacoma electro-pop duo releases a new song about trying not to be jealous of other people's glow-ups. Martin Douglas investigates.


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Weep Wave Stare Into "The Void" on Their New Single (KEXP Premiere)

The Seattle band's newest single is a heaving bout with COVID-induced paranoia. Martin Douglas explores.


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Throwaway Style: What If I Called This Piece "Microphones in 2020?"

Martin Douglas explores what he refers to as "a moving history of the Microphones" within Phil Elverum's latest full-length project.


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Throwaway Style: Porter Ray's Lyrical Ballet

Martin Douglas examines 'When Words Dance,' the Central District MC's latest opus.


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From the Archives:

Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020

Maybe you missed them the first time around, or maybe they were so good you just want to read them again: below, we've compiled KEXP's Top 8 Most Read Articles in 2020. Revisit some articles, interviews, and more from the KEXP Archives below, and stay tuned for more great content in 2021:

A powerful piece from Associate Digital Content Producer Martin Douglas.

DJ/writer Albina Cabrera checks in with the Chilean singer-songwriter.

Jasmine Albertson talks to the former Thee Oh Sees member about her debut solo album.

Dusty Henry talks to the Belgian garage rockers during Iceland Airwaves.

Columns

Jasmine Albertson talks to Death Cab For Cutie, Phantom Planet, and more.

Janice Headley talks to local independent record stores about ways we can support them during the current stay-at-home order.

Features

Martin Douglas tells the story of how three rock ‘n roll bands from Japan became influential American touchstones.

Interviews

Watch the Icelandic band's performance from Kex Hostel Iceland Airwaves 2019 and read an exclusive interview.

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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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